Crop Protection

Gowan prosulfuron, primisulfuron Syngenta agreement detail clarified

Gowan Company LLC announced Dec. 16 that it has entered into agreements with Syngenta to acquire rights to the active ingredients prosulfuron and primisulfuron. "We want to clarify that this announcement pertains only to the... more »

Koppert acquires Brazilian Geocom to accelerate precision agri-farming

Koppert Biological Systems, a biological crop control company, has acquired Geocom, headquartered in Lençóis Paulista – São Paulo, Brazil. Operating in the field of agricultural technology, Geocom is a pioneer in image geo-processing and the... more »

Male weeds may hold key to their own demise

Scientists are getting closer to finding the genes for maleness in waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, two of the most troublesome agricultural weeds in the U.S. Finding the genes could enable new “genetic control” methods for... more »

Top 10 global priority crop protection needs of growers Identified

The Minor Use Foundation Inc. (MUF) recently announced 10 priority crop protection needs to focus funding and research during 2021-22 to secure new pest management solutions for growers of specialty crops around the world. According... more »

Brandt expands production facility in Illinois

Springfield, Illinois-based Brandt has begun the construction of a new 40,000 square foot expansion of its manufacturing facility in Pleasant Plains, IL. The expansion will allow for additional storage of finished dry and liquid fertilizer... more »

Stop use orders issued for the product Agro Gold WS

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program (FMIP) issued a statewide quarantine and stop use notice for the product Agro Gold WS effective Dec. 4, 2020. Agro Gold WS is... more »

Syngenta develops new insecticide active ingredient, spiropidion

Syngenta recently announced the global launch of spiropidion, an innovative new insecticide active ingredient. The technology will help farmers protect a broad range of crops against damaging and difficult-to-control sucking pests in a targeted, effective... more »

Senstar Insecticide protects against woolly apple aphid, pear psylla

Apple and pear growers now have a unique new option to protect fruit from damaging insects. A new Product from Valent U.S.A. is now available for use in pome fruit   According to a news release,... more »


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